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GET OUT: Free Dia de los Muertos festival in Tacoma, comic show, bazaar and other happenings

Join in family-friendly activities at the Tacoma Art Museum’s Dia de los Muertos Festival
Join in family-friendly activities at the Tacoma Art Museum’s Dia de los Muertos Festival Staff file, 2012

Sunday (Nov. 1)

TAM’s free community Dia de los Muertos festival

Tacoma Art Museum is hosting its annual Dia de los Muertos free community festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. The day-long celebration is the museum’s largest community event with free admission, family-friendly activities, events and performances. Join in the Calavera Costume Competition with judging at 2:30 p.m., celebrate your ancestors by creating an outdoor chalk memorial, visit community alter installations, and see episodes of the PBS film series “Latino Americans.” It’s a day full of cultural events, music and activities at the museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma.

Final day of Jet City Comic Show in Tacoma

It’s the final day to take in the Jet City Comic Show for comic book lovers. It is at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma and features thousands of comic books, toys, costume contests, as well as the opportunity to meet and talk with 100 comic book creators, it's a full day of family-friendly fun with activities from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10-$20. Go to for more information.

Traditional food and crafts at Tacoma Buddhist Temple bazaar

Enjoy chicken teriyaki, rice curry, unagi (eel) rice bowls and udon at the Fall Food and Craft Bazaar held at the Tacoma Buddhist Temple, 1717 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. . Indulge in the always-popular mochi (sweet rice) pastries and other handmade goodies at the bake sale as well as shop for original sumi-e (ink) paintings and a secondhand sale of Asian-themed decor, dishware and crafts. It is 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday and admission is free. For more information call 253-627-1417.

Classical Sundays concert series features Brass Unlimited

The Classical Sundays concert series is in full swing at the Antique Sandwich Company, 5102 N. Pearl St., Tacoma. Weekly there will be performances from various local artists at 3 p.m. This week features Brass Unlimited. The concerts will continue through Dec. 20. Admission is free, a donation is requested.

Singer/songwriter Patty Griffin plays Neptune Theatre in Seattle

Known for her stripped-downed songwriting style centered on the folk music genre, Patty Griffin is also a singer and musician with the latest release “Servant of Love.” Her music has been performed by the likes of Linda Ronstadt, the Dixie Chicks, Bette Midler, Melissa Ferrick, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Martina McBride. She is coming to the Neptune Theatre, 1303 NE 45th St., Seattle, for an 8 p.m. show Sunday. She will also bring special guests Darlingside on stage at the concert. Tickets are $36-$38.50 and are available at 877-784-4849 or